How is it already April? I feel like it’s almost summer, and I am not ready for summer. Okay, on to the reading! This week was actually a really disappointing reading week for me. I only finished one book, and I only had a little bit of it left going into the week, so that’s not saying much. And I didn’t really make any progress on any of the other books I’m reading. I think I’ve hit a slump, and I don’t like it.
The book I did end up finishing this week was Sherlock Holmes in America, which I’ve been listening to on audiobook for the past couple of weeks. I listened to the last hour of it in the car on Monday. I enjoyed the book as a whole, but I was really unimpressed with the final story (which was one of the longest ones in the book). Which, come to think of it, might have triggered my reading slump. If you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts, you can check out my review.
After finishing that one, I moved on to another audiobook. I really wanted to start listening to Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman, which is the Our Shared Shelf book pick of the month, but I decided to wait until I finished reading March’s book club pick (All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks). So, instead, I started listening to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I loved this back in high school, and one of the reading challenges I’m doing is to read a book you haven’t read since high school, so this was my pick. It’s read by Tim Robbins, who does a fantastic job with the audiobook. I haven’t gotten through much of it, but I am enjoying it and will probably finish it this coming week.
And that’s pretty much it for this week. It’s been a really long week. I ended up working an extra day, which was exhausting. I’ve also been working on a freelance job for my old boss and (as much as I tried to ignore it) I still had to do a good amount of homework. That said, I also binge watched the first fifteen episodes of Quantico this week, so it’s not like I didn’t have time to read. I think it was just one of those weeks that was mentally exhausting, so reading was hard.
What do you do when you don’t feel like reading?